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Tidy Savers Update – August 2016

Posted by on: Thursday, Aug. 4th 2016 11:52 AM

As regular players at Tidy Bingo will know, Tidy is under new ownership now and as such, we need to settle the Tidy Savers promotion and ensure you all get your vouchers that you have saved with us up to and including 31st July 2016.

In total you managed to save £550.25 since November 2015, an impressive amount by all accounts!

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Help For Heroes – Tidy Bingo’s 5th Donation

Posted by on: Wednesday, Aug. 3rd 2016 12:18 PM

On July 5th we made our 5th donation to Help for Heroes, taking the total amount donated at that point to an impressive £2,868.90! As is always the case when we make a donation, we received a letter thanking us just a few days later.

The letter thanks us for the donation and tells of his it is put to use supporting wounded soldiers and their families. If you read on, you will see a scanned copy of the letter.

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Tidy Cupboard – Changes Afoot

Posted by on: Friday, Jul. 1st 2016 12:36 AM

As you will all know, for some time now we have seen a drop in the number of players in the Tidy Cupboard. This has continued for a while now and David and I have made a decision to change things around a little.

Rather than lose the room completely, something we don’t want to do, we’re going to try and revive it. How we plan to do that may sound a little odd but there is a method in our madness. However, it does mean that from 1st August 2016 the Cupboard is only to be open on the 1st Tuesday of every month.

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Loyalty Rewarded At Tidy Bingo

Posted by on: Monday, Apr. 4th 2016 2:47 PM

As regulars at Tidy Bingo will know, the network offers a loyalty reward scheme that sees you earn extra bonuses, cash back etc. as you rise through the ranks. As a little something extra, we’re going to introduce a form of loyalty scheme into the Tidy Cupboard too.

As you will have noticed, player numbers have been dropping of late in the Cupboard and as such, it doesn’t remain viable to keep giving away as many loyalty points as we have been whilst player numbers diminish.

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Tidy Bingo Up For Best Jumpman Gaming Bingo Site

Posted by on: Monday, Apr. 4th 2016 1:23 PM

The Which Bingo Award shortlist has been announced today and once again Tidy Bingo has received a nomination. This year there isn’t a Best Boutique Bingo Site, the category we usually find ourselves in. For 2016, we have been nominated as Best Jumpman Gaming Bingo Site and for the first time since we launched, we’re going to put a bit of effort into winning.

It’s not that we don’t want to win, of course it isn’t, but we are always competing with brands we have bigger budgets and more players so it often feels like we are a non-starter. This year however, only five of the brands under the Jumpman Gaming hat have been nominated so our odds of winning are slightly better!

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Catchphrase Competition – March 2016

Posted by on: Thursday, Feb. 25th 2016 1:29 PM

Can you believe it’s nearly March already? It seems like only yesterday that we were running Christmas competitions and rummaging in Santa’s Sack! Anyway, as the year rolls on, it’s time for another Catchphrase competition and your chance to win a selection of Tidy branded goods, maybe some Help For Heroes bits and bobs and even some bonus funds!

This time we’re going to do things a little differently (not much) and will be sending the competition by internal mail, external mail and posting on Facebook. We’re hoping this gets more people involved and who knows, with enough entries – we might even throw in a few extra prizes!

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Ham And Egg Cups

Posted by on: Sunday, Jan. 24th 2016 5:36 PM

As some of you may know, I’m currently with Slimming World trying to shed a few stone. If you’ve never done this diet before then it’s worth knowing that foods are divided into categories and it is actually the only diet that I have done that I have found really easy to stick to. The only thing that I am not completely comfortable with is the weekly meetings, and whilst I know many get a lot from the meetings – they don’t really do it for me. If any of you guys want to slim along with me – feel free. I lost 6.5lbs in my first week….

That said, I have paid for 10 sessions, so I will do those and then probably just continue alone at home. Anyway, I digress, the reason for this blog post was to share one of the recipes that I made today, one that I really enjoyed and takes hardly any time to make. It’s a free food, so you can eat as many of these as you want.

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Free Jackpot Game – The Outcome

Posted by on: Saturday, Jan. 23rd 2016 9:50 PM

I thought that I’d sit in the room and watch our biggest every free game take place tonight, the big £1000 jackpot. I wanted to see who were winners, and of course, report the outcome to all the Tidy Bingo players who were otherwise engaged.

In total there were a whopping 4,437 when the game got underway and I was on tenterhooks (as I am sure the players in the room were too).

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£604 Donated To Help For Heroes

Posted by on: Tuesday, Jan. 5th 2016 3:56 PM

Just before Christmas we made our fourth donation to the Help For Heroes charity thanks to the your continued support of the Tidy and the Troops game.

To date we have now donated £2238.75 with a further £49.25 raised since we last donated to this great cause. As always when we make a donation, Help For Heroes send us a letter and if you continue reading you will find a scan of the letter received.

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Thank You, Thank You And Again, Thank You

Posted by on: Tuesday, Dec. 22nd 2015 7:38 PM

There are many things that I love about Tidy and for those of you that know me, you’ll know that it has always been a dream of mine to run my own bingo site. From player, to host, from host to writer and then writer to site owner, it took me ten years to get here but I did.

There have been ups and downs, as our blog readers know, but one of the biggest ups happened this week. Quietly beavering away in my office, the doorbell rings with a delivery…..

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Tidy Bingo Sponsor Ripon Rockets Seniors

Maypole Madness

Tidy Bingo may not be as big as some of the more established brands online today but that doesn’t mean we can’t follow in their footsteps when it comes to sponsorship deals. We may not be able to sign with big names like Manchester United but we’re proud to sponsor two netball teams from Ripon, the city that once was home to Nickie.

It was a friend of the latter; Helen (player Nel) who set up the meeting between the coach (Helen Mackenzie) and Nickie to set up the deal and everything was signed off by mid-May 2014. Initially the deal is for 12 months when Tidy Bingo will appear on the patch bibs that the teams wear which show their position and also on trophies that are given to players on award nights.

As part of the sponsorship deal you will find pictures, match fixtures and results available on the blog so you can keep up to date with both teams. There will even be themed competitions every now and again.

About Helen Mackenzie, Ripon Rockets and Back To Netball

Helen Mackenzie is the head coach of Ripon Rockets Netball Club. Ripon Rockets started two years ago as a Back 2 Netball squad – a scheme run by England Netball to encourage ladies to return to the game, even if they have not played since their school days. The original course ran for six weeks, by which time the team had become firm friends with a love of netball.

On the strength of this the decision was made to set up a senior club and the team have trained weekly ever since. In the first season Ripon Rockets entered the Harrogate District Netball League and played in the third division. This involved a 20-week commitment every Sunday morning from September through to March. As coach – and a PE teacher – Helen sees it as her job to enable other people to play and is quite happy to coach from the sidelines each week.

However, short of a shooter one Sunday, she was required to play. Not only was it her birthday, it was the first time she had played a competitive netball match since beating breast cancer in 2010 and to cap it all she was awarded Player of the Match. From that moment on she has played every weekend for the team and absolutely loves it. This is a feeling shared by the team – a team made up of every day women who enjoy playing netball.

This year, two of the players successfully undertook their Level 1 Netball Coaching Award while two others have undergone their Beginner Umpire Award. Helen herself has recently been successful in achieving her ‘C’ Umpiring Award that allows her to umpire Premier Division matches. Having been promoted last season for being runners up in Division 3, this year the Ripon Rockets took Division 2 by storm, losing only two matches all season and finishing the season in second place. In September 2014 the Ripon Rockets will find out if they have been promoted to the Premier Division. The team also entered the knockout Cup and Plate tournament for the first time and ended up in the final of the Plate competition. It was a thrilling match that saw the Ripon Rockets losing by four goals with ten minutes to play, yet winning in the dying seconds by just one goal.

New members are always welcome to the club, no matter what their ability. Helen is confident that she will be able to enter two senior teams in the league this year and is very grateful to Tidy Bingo for helping with the cost of this. There is a real sense of comradeship in the club – a family almost. It is safe to say that netball brought the team together, but Ripon Rockets made them friends.

Ripon Rockets Senior Team

You can view the current position of the Rockets and Meteors on the link below:

Harrogate District Netball League